This card was made with some help from the SCS Inspiration Challenge. We were to use some decorative plates from Mondo Dishes as inspiration for a card. Well, the minute I saw the brown and white textile-design plate, photographed around a light blue and white plate, I knew what I wanted my basic scheme to be.
I started by inking my Textile Texture Cuttlebug embossing folder with SU! Close to Cocoa. I then had to decide whether I wanted to incorporate some blue or not. I tinkered with colors and ribbons. I decided on SU! Soft Sky as a layer, but that was it. Any other place that I put the blue, it really detracted from the design impact. I also layered with textured Chocolate Chip.
I have been chomping at the bit to use my new Office Accents Pockets & Pieces (p. 166 in the new catalog), but I just couldn't find the right place. I decided this was the place. I used a small polka dotted tag, coupled with some brown large brads from Spare Parts. I made my John Lennon stamp from the SU! Full of Life set a two-step stamp, using my Chocolate Chip marker. I used three brads for balance.
I enjoy this card. I know people who would also enjoy it, but I may just frame it for my craft space. It's so simple, yet such a powerful reminder to keep perspective.